Sweet Pea has been getting a lot of sewing for her around here! I have been sewing for myself also, but just haven’t had the time to photograph it! Sweet Pea and I have this photo thing down to a 10 minute process. I usually have a location in mind, drive the van up, hop out with my girl and quickly get as many pictures in as I can, in 10 minutes flat. I don’t want her growing up hating that I took her photos, so anything I sew for her, I ask if she minds if I photograph . I, on the other hand, take a little bit longer to photograph, what with the prep and my finickiness. We’ll have to talk about that another time!
You probably want to hear more about the dress and less about our photos! This is a new dress pattern out by Toni of Make it Perfect….it’s the Joey dress! Cute name, huh? Toni just did a pattern parade showcasing all of her great patterns over at her blog…you should take a look! All of the projects turned out great!
Okay, back to the dress. Sweet Pea is smitten with anything made out of knit fabric, so I knew this joey dress would be a hit with her! I decided I wanted to combine a few prints in this dress, so the top is this cute floral (leftover from this tee project here) and the bottom of the dress is a tiny little stripe (leftover from this dress here). I love how the two fabrics paired together, and really love how this dress turned out!
Other than sewing with knit fabric, Sweet Pea is sure to smile if pockets are included in her clothes! I guess I’m just like her, pockets really make my day. And pockets in a dress are even better!
I love the little details in this dress. The pockets are a given, I love them! but I also love the sleeves. The top of the sleeve is gathered, but there is also a bit of gathering down by the band! Awesome little detail! I truly think it’s details like these that make a pattern!
Happy sewing my friends! Hopefully I’ll be back next week to show of some things I’ve been sewing for myself!